I wanted to discuss suffering in life and blocking your desires…light stuff right?
In many ways I consider myself a buddhist. Well, if the Buddha and David Goggins had a baby…
But I haven’t really talked much about buddhism yet. So I wanted to change that.
The first noble truth of buddhism is that life is suffering. Exciting right…
Most people think that this just means abject pain and misery, like death, sickness or stubbing your toe.
But there’s something much more profound here.
He’s not just referring to all the misery around you.
He’s referring to your day to day experience if you pay attention closely enough
Your mind makes everything in life into a see sawe
You’re at work and you want to be home. You then go home and you’re bored. You’re bored and you watch a movie. The movie is fine but you’d prefer someone else there.
Just look at how you experience anything, very closely.
You can’t just be content with everything as it stands right now.
All the likes bring dislikes…and vice versa.
That is suffering. YOU are suffering. There’s no rest for your mind, no matter what.
According to the buddha, you suffer because you get attached to things that are not truly you….
Attachment can be to something physical and external — like a job promotion, or 6 pack abs.
But it can also be to a thought pattern, or story you tell yourself.
“I’m Joe and I’m always intelligent and fun to be around”
Anything you’re attached to will create suffering because everything is impermanent and changing like waves in the ocean…
It’s like trying to cling onto a ghost.
Then when it doesn’t go how you expected you resist it and suffer.
When people aren’t happy its because life isnt going how they expect.
And by being attached to impermanent, changing things, youre guaranteeing this unhappiness.
You will have fleeting moments and you will become addicted to those things. You will crave and then need these thinsgs and be unhappy in every other moment.
Realizing this is the first path to liberation.
The problem, however, is that your mind is untrained like a rabid dog.
It goes after everything, runs after all other dogs, humps every tree, craps on the ground, etc….
It goes after and attaches itself to everything external like bait to a fish
But it’s possible to release yourself from this.
Where this ties into manifesting desires is interesting too because attachment to something actually blocks it.
When you’re attached to and you desire something external, it means that you subconsciously believe you don’t have it, or else you wouldn’t attach yourself to it
“I need a job promotion”, means that you don’t have a job promotion.
Every time you think about that job promotion, you’re also activating the polar opposite, limiting belief that you don’t have it and all the reasons why you shouldn’t have it.
The key to liberation and to getting everything you want in life is to let go and surrender.
I wanted to tell one story that illustrates this point….
There was an old farmer who worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news his neighbors came to visit. Such bad luck, they said sympathetically.
Maybe, the farmer said.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.
“How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“Maybe,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“Maybe,” answered the farmer.The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“Maybe,” said the farmer.
You don’t know what you truly want how you’ll get it. So let go and let the universe bring it to you.
If you want to learn some ways how to let go, text me at +1 929 203 9067.